View Full Version : Symbolization of a Burning Rose

02-20-2010, 06:58 AM

I would like to know what a burning rose symbolizes.

I already know that it can mean "passionate love" however I'm looking for more uncommon meanings. What if the rose was white? Or lavender?

02-20-2010, 07:01 AM
I believe a rose thrown into a fire symbolizes good luck. Why? I have no idea.

02-20-2010, 07:10 AM
Whatever you want it to mean.

Depends on your context.

If you're talking about something else, I don't know what it is.

02-20-2010, 06:08 PM
Would a rose actually burn? Seems like it contains too much moisture. I'd have predicted a fast wither, then char, with no flame.

Maryn, way short of expert on roses

02-20-2010, 09:58 PM
The rose also symbolizes secrecy ('subrosa' is latin for 'under the rose' ) and its burning could be interpreted as a broken allegiance.



02-21-2010, 10:23 PM
alleycat - It's actually the rose leaves thrown into a burning flame that are said to give good luck.

kuwisdelu - Thank you for your help!

Maryn - Hmmmmm..... but what if it were a large garden filled with roses and possibly other foliage?

cbenoi1 - That's what I was looking to confirm, in a way. Thank you!

02-21-2010, 10:39 PM
...I think a burning rose might have been the symbol of Guns n' Roses. Or maybe their symbol was a gun and a rose. That might have made more sense.